Adviced needed

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Ivan Guoh, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Ivan Guoh

    Ivan Guoh Guest

    I currently play the acoustic guitar but am looking to get an electric. I
    would like some advice on the different types of electric guitars and how
    to choose one i.e. Stratocaster, Telecaster, Les Paul, ES-335, etc. Would
    be playing in church but am interested in pop/rock/jazz. Help!

    Thanks!
  2. Big Bad Bob

    Big Bad Bob Guest

    "Ivan Guoh" <iguoh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1061882502.149325@sj-nntpcache-3...
    > I currently play the acoustic guitar but am looking to get an electric. I
    > would like some advice on the different types of electric guitars and how
    > to choose one i.e. Stratocaster, Telecaster, Les Paul, ES-335, etc. Would
    > be playing in church but am interested in pop/rock/jazz. Help!
    >


    best advice, "buy used" and try each one for a bit before you settle on
    something. It's not going to do you any good to hear what people like
    'cause everyone likes something different. So I suggest going to a decent
    'used instruments' music store (not a pawn shop) and check out whatever's in
    there, because if you decide later you don't like it you didn't pay that
    much for it to begin with. Either that, or prepare to shell out $700 to
    $1000 for something decent and playable.
  3. ryanm

    ryanm Guest

    "Ivan Guoh" <iguoh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1061882502.149325@sj-nntpcache-3...
    > I currently play the acoustic guitar but am looking to get an electric. I
    > would like some advice on the different types of electric guitars and how
    > to choose one i.e. Stratocaster, Telecaster, Les Paul, ES-335, etc. Would
    > be playing in church but am interested in pop/rock/jazz. Help!
    >

    I find a good telecaster to be the most versatile unless you plan to
    play heavy metal, in which case they just don't crunch like you need for
    metal. With that said, there are several tele clones made by people like G&L
    that are arguably a better tele than the fender teles. You'll have to try
    all of them to learn what you prefer, though, which is why a lot of guitar
    players have a dozen guitars.

    ryanm

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